Events at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library


Time and place: Aug. 14, 2019 10:00 AM1:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus

International students who need help to register for Norwegian language courses on the Studentweb are welcome to attend this course registration help.

Time and place: May 29, 2019 9:15 AM11:00 AM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Why did the twelfth-century canons at the Lateran church in Rome claim the presence of the Ark of the Covenant inside their high altar? Eivor Oftestad's new book argues that the claim responded to new challenges in the aftermath of the First Crusade in 1099. Welcome to book launch! 

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Illinois State University Professor of History Andrew Hartman is currently at work on his third book, "Karl Marx in America". According to Hartman, to read and think about Karl Marx is to grapple with the modern world that capitalism has made. 

Time and place: Mar. 15, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. This resulted in the emergence of a new literary genre: the autofictional blog. Welcome to the launch of Teresa Pepe's new book: Blogging from Egypt.

Time and place: Mar. 12, 2019 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We apologize for the inconvenience. New date and place: Monday March 18 at Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus. More info soon!

Time and place: Mar. 4, 2019 1:15 PM2:30 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

This is the event for everyone interested in medieval music and music history! The new book Polyphony in Paris, focuses on the history of medieval music in thirteenth-century Paris, the ways in which music was created and the contexts in which it was performed.

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2019 8:30 AM10:00 AM, HumSam Biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups Hus

In this edition of the PhD (and Postdoc :) ) Breakfast Club, we are discussing how to write a grant proposal. Free Breakfast included so sign up below. Start your day well!

Time and place: Feb. 4, 2019 12:15 PM1:45 PM, Scene HumSam, ground floor GSH

The Sahel region, the narrow stripe of land along the southern border of the Saharan Desert constitutes a geopolitical corridor. Since years, it confronts its regional actors and the international community with a vast set of severe challenges including extreme poverty and lack of development, weak state structures, human and arms trafficking and terrorist insurgencies. 

Time and place: Jan. 24, 2019 2:15 PM3:00 PM, 1.etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Book launch: In the new book The Steppe Tradition in International Relations. Russians, Turks and European State Building 4000 BCE–2017 CE, Einar Wigen and Iver B. Neumann give a full treatment of the steppe tradition’s role in early European state formation.

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 PM2:00 PM, Scene HumSam - Level 1 in HumSam-biblioteket in GSH

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to discuss foreign affairs! And what better topic to tackle than Turkey. As you explore the complexities of Turkey, SIFA will provide free coffee and lunch! Welcome!

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2018 4:15 PM5:45 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

"It’s one of the greatest, most audacious, most original documentaries ever made" writes Richard Brody in The New Yorker.  Chronicle of a Summer is a documentary about the everyday lives of ordinary Parisians, done in the style of cinéma vérité, filmed in 1961.

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

How are things interrelated? “What pattern connects the crab to the lobster,” muses anthropologist, philosopher, and systems theorist Gregory Bateson in this award-winning film, the making of filmmaker Nora Bateson’s tribute to her late father.

Time and place: Nov. 8, 2018 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Studentbiblioteket Sophus Bugge

(Still) A Modern Prometheus: The enduring appeal of Frankenstein. Why has this novel fascinated us for 200 years?

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

A modern Cannibal Tale: This film is the story of an aged anthropologist and artist who returns to The Amazon and Papua New Guinea to meet friends he has not seen for 40 years, after having spent intense time with them and being absent for so long.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 8:45 AM10:00 AM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

What can peace look like in Syria, seven years after the revolution that ended up as a devastating civil war? 

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

The rise of the far right in Europe is a terrifying phenomenon that leaves many befuddled. It seems unstoppable; it seems like a feat of muscular men. But is it either of these things? 

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

Much has been written about democracy (or the lack of it), political Islam and violence in the Middle East after the ‘Arab Spring’. But how do these aspects relate to the realities of everyday life in the post-revolutionary Arab world? And aren’t there many other matters that are much more important to ‘ordinary’ Arabs than these three catchwords of western media coverage?

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2018 3:15 PM4:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

"Stephens wants us to think of rock and Christianity not as enemies but as siblings engaged in a family dispute." Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker. Welcome to the launch of Randall Stephens' new book The Devil's Music. How Christians Inspired, Condemned and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll.

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

Visually spectacular, with breathtaking images of the faithful at Varanassi, the ritual capital of Hindu India, this film is one of the most marking pieces of cinema on the matter of religion, religiosity and ritual. 

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

Poetic, witty, ironic, artsy and –most of all- endlessly fun in the most quirky way, Patrick Keiller’s visual project is an elegy to post-industrial society.

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2018 2:15 PM3:45 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Theodoros Rakopoulos has done fieldwork on anti-mafia cooperatives that work on land that has been confiscated from the mafia in rural Sicily. His book is an ethnography of a mafia-influenced village and examines social relations in and around Sicilian Cooperatives.

Time and place: June 7, 2018 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus

Want to join us down in the world of books? A group of artists will bring you down to the closed stacks and read aloud from a variety of texts. It's free and open to the public!

Time and place: Apr. 17, 2018 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Scene HumSam - 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i GSH

The book analyses in-depth interviews with former child refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, residing in Norway. The individuals’ representations of belonging were examined in light of the violent conflict that lead to their migration, their personal immigration experiences and their time growing up and residing in Norway. Welcome to the launch of Dragana Kovačević Bielicki's book “Born in Yugoslavia – Raised in Norway. Former child refugees and belonging”

Time and place: Apr. 9, 2018 7:00 PM10:00 PM, Escape, Ole-Johan Dahls hus

MusicLab vol.2 explores the concept of breath sensing and its wide range of applications from scientific to artistic. All within MusicLab’s unique blend of research and edutainment through hands-on workshops (separate event with registration), intellectual warm-ups, performances and data jockeying.

The event will be streamed live. Free entrance and open for everyone!

Time and place: Jan. 31, 2018 5:30 PM7:30 PM, Literature Lounge at Level U

Welcome to Open Mic at the library, and the first event in the Literature Lounge! Uglebo provides a pop-up bar.